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Aviation Finance Update: Canada - Issue 2017 – 1, June 2017
Currently, non-Canadians can only own up to 25 per cent of a Canadian air carrier. There are a variety of policy arguments that support such restrictions.
16 Jun 2017
Asset Management: 2013 Canadian Investment Product Trends
Market expectations are that the equity-related products in 2013 will benefit from signs of recovery in the U.S. and globally.
24 Jan 2013
CSA Publishes Proposed Amendments To Prospectus Requirements
The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have proposed amendments to the prospectus requirements under Canadian securities laws, as well as certain consequential amendments to other rules.
2 Aug 2011
Recent Developments Indicate Continued Opportunities For Indo‑Canada Trade And Investment
The Office of the Canadian Prime Minister announced the inaugural launch of the Year of India in Canada 2011 earlier this year. While this initiative is focused on cultural events, the Indian and Canadian governments have also emphasized the need for increased bilateral trade and investment.
20 Jun 2011
Cherry Stix II Signals Opportunity to Reduce Duties on Imports
On May 10, 2010, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT or Tribunal) issued its decision in Cherry Stix Ltd. v. President of the Canada Border Services Agency (Cherry Stix II).
8 Jul 2010
New Complaint-Handling Rules In Banking And Securities Industries
This bulletin will be of interest to federally regulated financial institutions (FRFIs) and investment firms that are participating firms in the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments (OBSI) (Participating Firms).
10 Feb 2010
Federal Pension Reform Proposals
The proposed changes are aimed at federally regulated private pension plans governed by the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985 (the Act), with one exception noted.
2 Nov 2009
Registration Reform Timing Announced
The Canadian Securities Administrators have published the timing and steps for transition into the new registration regime. The CSA announced they expect to publish National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements and Exemptions (NI 31-103) in final form on July 17, 2009. NI 31-103 would come into force on September 28, 2009 (the effective date).
22 Jun 2009
Federal Budget Proposes Measures To Stimulate International Trade
On January 27, 2009, the federal government presented its Budget for 2009, which, as expected, contained a broad array of measures designed to stimulate economic activity and assist individuals and businesses in weathering the difficulties of the current economic climate.
30 Jan 2009
WTO Panel Rules Against Chinese Tariff On Imported Auto Parts
On July 18, 2008, a World Trade Organization dispute settlement panel found that China's tariff on imported auto parts violated WTO law, in particular, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.
14 Jan 2009
State-Owned Enterprises, National Security And Investment Canada Act: How Far Can Proposed Amendments Go?
Chinese, and indeed all non-Canadian, investors who plan to invest in Canada through the establishment or acquisition of a Canadian business, must pay careful attention to the Investment Canada Act (ICA).
14 Jan 2009
2008 Perspective – China Trends
Identifying trends in the dynamic legal and business environment that characterizes China is a challenge.
26 Nov 2008
No Clarity In New Guidelines For Foreign State-Owned Enterprises
On December 7, 2007, the Honourable Minister of Industry, Jim Prentice, gave a speech to the Calgary Chamber of Commerce in which he delivered further insights into the federal government’s view of foreign investment by state-owned enterprises (SOEs).
6 Feb 2008
Sovereign Wealth Funds: Friend Or Foe? Report From Address By Minister Flaherty
On January 28, 2008, Canada’s Minister of Finance, The Honourable Jim Flaherty, addressed the growth of sovereign wealth funds and the role that they may play in the future at a Conference Board of Canada event in Toronto entitled "The Hollowing Out of Corporate Canada: Myth or Reality?".
30 Jan 2008
Supreme Court Of Canada Upholds Finding Of No Misrepresentation In Danier Leather Prospectus
In a decision that should be carefully considered by public company issuers, directors and officers, and securities underwriters, the Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed the appeal from the decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in the "Danier Leather" case.
9 Nov 2007
Restructuring Trends, Issues And Opportunities
The casualties of the current market turbulence will bring about a next wave of mergers and acquisitions opportunities in the form of distressed M&A.
9 Nov 2007
Canada to Consider Amendments To Foreign Acquisition Rules
Earlier this year, The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, announced that the Government will review the rules governing foreign acquisitions. It will also consider, among other things, Canada’s competition policy.
17 Jul 2007
Special Report On Cross-Border Compensation And Pension Issues: Participation Of Canadian Employees In Cross-Border Plans – Impact of Proposed Non-Resident Trust Tax Legislation
On November 9, 2006, the Canadian Department of Finance published the fifth revised version of draft income tax legislation relating to non-resident trusts. The draft legislation is now before the House of Commons – as part of Bill C-33 – and has received First Reading.
6 Jun 2007
TSX Amends Rules On Normal Course Issuer Bids
The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) has adopted and the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has approved amendments to the TSX’s rules on normal course issuer bids (NCIBs) and debt substantial issuer bids (the Amendments). The Amendments will be effective on June 1, 2007.
5 Jun 2007
Taxation Of Income Trusts And Other SIFT Trusts
On December 21, 2006, the Canadian federal Department of Finance released draft legislation to amend the Canadian Income Tax Act to implement the new tax regime for income trusts, royalty trusts and other "specified investment flow-throughs" or "SIFTs". The changes were first announced in a surprise release from Finance on October 31, 2006.
6 Feb 2007
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